New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Friday asserted that the issue of Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya will be solved as per the Constitution while alleging that it is the Congress which wants the hearing in the case to be deferred. In an exclusive interview with Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary, he also spoke about the ongoing political turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir and the much-talked about Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) row. Also Read - Karnataka Coronavirus Cases Today: Days After CM BSY's Denial, Minister Confirms Community Transmission of COVID-19 in State
Strengthening the attack on the Opposition, Shah claimed that the attacks on PM Narendra Modi are renewed whenever elections come. “There will be talks against PM Modi and government in the run up to the elections, but it will not impact the prospects of the BJP. The whole of BJP is standing like a rock behind the PM,” he said. Also Read - Jharkhand BJP Leader Shot Dead at a Market by Unidentified Assailants
Speaking about the Good and Services Tax (GST) implementation, he said, “When a government takes a big step like GST implementation, there’s bound to be teething problems. But we were sensitive to them and looked into all the concerns.” Also Read - TMC MP Likens Nirmala Sitharaman to 'Kal Nagini', Says People Dying Due to 'Worst FM'
Claiming that the BJP will win Lok Sabha Elections 2019, party’s national president said that Prime Minister is a popular leader and not a brand. “A brand fades, but a popular leader never fades,” he said while adding that the acceptance of PM Modi is such that people are not left with any alternative. Assuring to return to power, Shah said that during general elections, BJP will perform well in all those states where it is not in power (West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and north eastern states).
Clarifying Centre’s stand on the CBI row, he said that the agency chief Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana were sent on leave so that a neutral probe could be conducted over the corruption allegations levelled against each other.